“Haas is a fully independent team”- Ferrari assures of non-interference in Haas, while the latter takes refuge in Maranello.
Haas ever since joining Formula 1 has shared a valued relationship with Ferrari, where the F1 powerhouse has provided them power unit and many non-listed parts as is allowed under the regulations and having Dallara then design and build their car.
Now with the new regulations coming into effect from 2022, Haas for the first time will have to make their own car from the scratch. Therefore, Ferrari’s Head of Chassis Engineering Simone Resta will be joining Haas “on loan” as specified.
Moreover, Ferrari is also giving them a place to operate their functioning in Maranello, the headquarter of Ferrari, though Biinotto has said that it will be isolated from Ferrari’s occupied area. Amidst, all generosity, Ferrari has assured that Haas will still remain an independent team.
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(GMM) Mattia Binotto has confirmed reports that several Ferrari employees will work on the design and development of Haas’ 2021 car – at Maranello.
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“These persons will be in Maranello in a completely separate building to Scuderia Ferrari,” he claimed. “They will not have access to the Scuderia Ferrari building. It is separated and they will remain in there.”
Relationship will not be changed
it has been speculated that Ferrari is integrating Haas into their operations for the sake of cost-cutting because of regulations posed, but Ferrari denies it and said that the relationship between the two teams will not change.
“As far as we are concerned, they are customers,” he stated. “Some of our people will join their team, and I think that’s a great opportunity for them.
“It’s a great opportunity because I think that by doing that, it can reinforce their organisation and its technical organisation. It is something that was necessary for us because we had to reduce the size of our organisation from today to fulfil what are the limitations of the budget cap.
“But still Haas is a fully independent team, compared to Ferrari. It is not a junior team and we are not exchanging information beyond what’s possible in the regulation.”